Posted Oct 10, 2012 5:36 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: Patently stupid
Parent article: The Patent, Used as a Sword (New York Times)
IMHO abolition is the only way to go, so we should go for that. I fear that this will not happen as long as people are willing to make compromises. Software patents are a threat to free software and an impediment to software development.
All these patents are public domain knowledge too... when you patent something, you tell the world how to do it, that's actually useful...
It would be interesting if you could name one example of a software patent that says something useful to the world, and which had not been published independently.
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